GIBSON J-180 (Everly Brothers reissue 1986-)

  • Gibson J-180 (1986 - onwards)


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1986 to 1991

In 1986 Gibson reissued their iconic dual pickguard Everly Brothers signature acoustic calling it the J-180. Production lasted until 1992 when the name was changed back to The Everly Brothers guitar until 1994 when the name went back again to the J-180! Gibson’s J-180s are made in the company’s Bozeman, Montana, factory.

In 2011 Gibson introduced the Billie Joe Armstrong signature J-180 with a modified V-profile neck to Armstrong’s specifications and Fishman Matrix VT reamp and piezo pickup System.

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Body back materialmaple body back
Body sides materialmaple body sides
Body stylejumbo-style body
Body top materialspruce body top
Pickguard materialtortoiseshell pickguard
Pickguard shape2 separate pickguards
Soundholeround soundhole


Body fretNeck joins body at 14th fret
Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets20 fret
Peghead (headstock)black face headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side


Bridge pinsblack with white dot pins
Bridgereverse belly bridge


Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersstar fingerboard position markers


Finish colorsblack finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings

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